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  • Interest Free Loans to Civilians Given in Ichchankulam


    US-based ‘Namasthe’ charity organization, in collaboration with the People’s Banka in Vavuniya launched an interest-free loan project for civilians, engaged in agriculture, trade and business. Accordingly, a simple ceremony, aimed at encouraging the masses for specific livelihood promotion projects.....
     
  • SLLI's Record 'Paabala Melaa' Ends with Huge Success


    The Sri Lanka Light Infantry’s (SLLI) pet fund-raising project, ‘Paabala Melaa’ that stupefied Hikkaduwa denizens for continuous five days with mega entertaining features, drew to a close on Monday (23), followed by a mammoth musical extravaganza that dragged into late small hours. Stunningly successful mega Carnival plus the Trade Fair that met with huge success .............
  • Railway Track to Omanthai Nearing Completion


    THE final construction phase of the 10-km long railway track stretch from Thandikulam to Omanthai is nearing completion with the active support the project receives from 5 Field Engineer Regiment of Corps of Engineers in the Army. Army Engineers in support of the government’s ongoing reconstruction of the northern bound railway line responded positively to the challenge and commenced De-mining work at first soon after.......
  • Major Muthaliff Remembered

    SUNDAY (31) marked the 4th death anniversary of yet another fallen hero who was brutally assassinated by the LTTE. Lt. Col Tuan Nizam Muthaliff was the former Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion Military Intelligence Corps. He was an officer with whose guidance and insights, several successful military operations to attack strategic locations of the LTTE were staged. “For him duty always came first, even before his family,” said his wife, Lt. Col. Kumudini Muthaliff Amarasinghe. “He was so focused on winning this war, that even being out of the country for a short period made him feel guilty of not being here to finish it. It was everything he wanted. Hence it certainly is a relief for me too, now that the war is finally over.”

  • SF East Conducts Workshop on Eradicating Drugs and Child Abuse


    A workshop on prevention and eradication of the use of drugs, Child abuse and support to  groom younger generation to become worthy citizens was conducted in Ampara area by the Security Force Headquarters - East recently (8). The workshop presided by the Security Force Commander East Major General Lal Perera with the participation of many relegious and......
     
  • 'Derana Dream Star' First Runner-Up Receives Promotion

    THE SOLDIER, Private N.U Manoj Kumara of Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps (SLAOC), emerged the first runner-up in the recently concluded ‘Derana Dream Star’ singing competition and received a promotion to the rank of Lance Corporal. Lance Corporal Manoj Kumara since he joined the Army in 2006 has taken part.....

  • SFHQ-E Continues Its Social Services


    Several welfare projects for the benefit of civilians were conducted by the Security Force Headquarters-East (SFHQ-E) during February 22-24. Troops of 12 Regiment Sri Lanka Artillery provided free refreshments for 300 scouts at Vilayaya School who were conducting a bicycle race from the school premises to Gal Viharaya in Polonnaruwa on 22 February.
  • LTTE overseas hardliners see KP as a failure

    The following is an interview with an expert on LTTE Affairs and the Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Prof. Rohan Gunaratna. 
    Q:
    A one time LTTE operative in Colombo, now in detention, in an interview with a newspaper confessed that he received instructions, the funding and motivational feedback from a foreign source. In this context shouldn’t we be more concerned about the LTTE’s declaration of a provisional transnational government? 
    A: The LTTE failed to establish a Government in the North and East of Sri Lanka. As a result of this failure, it is now trying to establish a Government in exile. This too will be a short lived dream. The desire of Prabhakaran to create an imaginary state is still being advocated by those who funded, procured weapons, managed ships and indoctrinated Tamil youth to continue the journey.

  • Army Refutes Tiger Propaganda on Chemical Weapons

    COLOMBO: PRO-TIGER (LTTE) mouthpieces worldwide, unable to digest the humiliating defeat in the hands of Sri Lankan Security Forces, have been once again trying to tarnish the Sri Lanka Army image saying that it has ‘extensively used chemical weapons’ against Tigers in Puthukudirippu, the last bastion of Tiger terrorists. The Sri Lanka Army categorically denies LTTE’s baseless allegations outright and strongly affirms that the Army.....